Entries by Karen Kagayama

State Farm Sues Toronto-Area Medical Clinics

Over the holidays Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazine published a very interesting article.  In an effort to discourage insurance fraud, State Farm has issued a lawsuit against several Toronto-area medical clinics for filing fraudulent insurance claims. The suit is in excess of ten million dollars.  To read the article, please click here. OMEX has alerted […]

Happy ‘Green’ New Year

As we enter a new year, it is clear that green technology will play an even greater role in our lives.  Business Insurance has a video on their site titled ‘The Risk of Going Green – Solar Panels’.  Please click here to watch this informative 4 minute video. Happy New Year Everyone!  Wishing you and […]


As part of our 2010 communication strategy, the staff at OMEX has been hard at work updating our website to include an easy-to-navigate format, video capability and a “member-only” section that provides our member municipalities with easy access to a wide range of information. Through “What’s Happening” we will provide a News Section that deals, […]

Canadian Association of Insurance Reciprocals Recently Formed

Canadian reciprocals needed a voice!  To answer that need, a non-profit association was created by a group of five reciprocals.  Each of these reciprocals were formed during the liability crisis in the early 1980’s.  As OMEX’s Executive Director, I am pleased to sit on the inaugural Board of Directors and provide my support to this […]

A Favourable Winter Roads Maintenance Decision

A recent decision in the Frank vs. Central Elgin case is a favourable one for Ontario Municipalities.  In this case it was upheld that the municipality met the requirements for winter maintenance on their roads.  It is important to note that this case occurred prior to Minimum Maintenance Standards.  Having said that, this case could […]